A lifeless body of a mother of an 11-day-old baby has been discovered in a drainage behind Enugu North Mass transit park along Afikpo road Abalaliki, capital city of Ebonyi state.
The deceased, identified as Mrs Idenyi Ebere Ukamaka, 35, was said to have been killed and parts of her body burnt to ashes.
Late Ukamaka, who according to a source was said to have left the house at No. 11 Awolowo street around water works road to St Theresa’s Catholic cathedral last week where she wanted to have some spiritual meditation in the chapel only for her body to be found dead in a gutter.
The deceased popularly known as mama Ebuka
was reportedly found dead in a drainage behind Enugu North mass transit motor park on 13th January, 2020 with part of her body burnt to ashes.
Blueprint gathered that the family members after discovering the lifeless body on Monday 13th of January, immediately went to their village in Izzi local government area of the state to report the incidence to the elders of the family.
Meanwhile, husband of the deceased Mr Idenyi Festus who reported to the police said that the woman left her house on 12th and did not return, adding that after searching for her throughout the street without any result, on a further search on the 13, she was discovered inside the gutter that he was able to identify her through her hair which was not burnt.
However the Police public relations officer in the state Odah Loveth, who confirmed the report said a team led by the DCO Kenneth Owo visited the scene of incident and remaining body parts have been deposited at the mortuary for autopsy.
“About 1200hrs of January 12, one Idenyi Festus male of No. 11 Awolowo street Abakaliki, reported at the station that at about 4 a.m of the same day, his nursing mother wife named Idenyi Ebere Ukamaka, 35yrs, left her 11days old baby in their resident for early morning prayer, at saint Theresa Catholic Church Abakaliki.
“That the nursing mother did not return and he searched for his wife on that 12, to no avail.
“He said at about 900hrs of of 13th, he found her dead body in a gutter behind Enugu North Mass Transit.
“He said the wife after being killed was also burnt . He said it was through the part, her head that didn’t burn that he recognized his wife.”